Reading ALL the Books!


Hello 20 weeks! I have to say now that the nausea is passed, I’m feeling pretty good. Hungry as a horse most days, but that’s not exactly new. I’m also reading like my life depends on it – do you know how many books on childbirth there are?? Roughly a million. A million books.

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If you’re like me, you want to narrow this ever-widening field to the bare essentials. So, here’s my list of must read pregnancy books so far:

1. Ina Mae’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina Mae Gaskin
2. The Baby Book by Dr William Sears
3. Attachment Parenting by Dr. William Sears
4. The Pregnancy Countdown Book by Susan Magee
5. Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

If you can’t tell, I’m an all natural girl. Our plan, God willing, is an all natural home birth, breastfeeding, and attachment parenting. If you’re not sure that this “crunchy mom” style is for you – totally no judgy. I think we all have high hopes and then figure out what really works as we go. But I still encourage you to check out these books. Informed decision making requires all the information!

Until next time lovelies,
xo. Brie

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What I’m Reading | Shutter Island

Shutter Island
I’ve decided instead of full book reviews, to just post a snippet of the book I’m reading, something that stood out to me.

“Waking after all was an almost natural state. You surfaced without a history, then spent the blinks and yawns reassembling your past, shuffling the shards into chronological order before fortifying yourself for the present.”

– Shutter Island

What I’m Reading | The Girl on the Train

w544850I’ve decided instead of full book reviews, to just post a snippet of the book I’m reading, something that stood out to me.

“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts. Who was it said following your heart is a good thing? It is pure egotism, a selfishness to conquer all.”

– The Girl on the Train

What I’m Reading | The Silence of the Lambs

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I’ve decided instead of full book reviews, to just post a snippet of the book I’m reading, something that stood out to me.

“We rarely get to prepare ourselves in meadows or graveled walks; we do it on short notice in places without windows, hospital corridors, rooms like this lounge with its cracked plastic sofa and Cinzano ashtrays, where the café curtains cover blank concrete. In rooms like this with so little time, we prepare our gestures, get them by heart so we can do them when we’re frightened in the face of Doom.”

– The Silence of the Lambs

What I’m Reading | Me Before You

me before youI’ve been reading a lot lately, last year I hit my goal of 40 books in a year! This year I’m aiming for 50. That’s a ton of books to review, so instead I’ve decided to simply post a quote that stood out to me from each book. My first book completion of 2015 was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Amazing. Think The Fault in our Stars for adults. Almost.

“All I can say is that you make me…you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you – even the you that you seem to think is diminished – than with anyone else in the world.” –Me Before You

xo. Brie